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Fukushima Actually "Much Worse" Than So Far Disclosed, Say Experts

SBrach Re:Histrionics. Again. (274 comments)

More people die every single year simply falling off roofs installing solar panels than from nuclear power plants.

about a year ago
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No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

SBrach Re:Put a fork in it (445 comments)

So it does the same thing then?

more than 3 years ago
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New Find Boosts Prospects For Life On Distant Moons

SBrach Re:Err, waitaminute. (98 comments)

Just a big magnetic field which would make it really hard for any kind of civilisation to get pass bronze age.

Genuinely curious. Why?

more than 3 years ago
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No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

SBrach Re:Put a fork in it (445 comments)

FFS, LMGTFY.

Adblock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/
NoScript: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn/
Firebug: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bmagokdooijbeehmkpknfglimnifench/
FlashBlock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gofhjkjmkpinhpoiabjplobcaignabnl/

Do you need the link to download the actual browser as well or can you handle it from here?

more than 3 years ago
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Nissan LEAF Leaks Speed & Location To RSS Feed

SBrach Re:MPG? (180 comments)

The prius was being driven "all out" the whole time, while the bmw matched the speed of the prius. FTFY

more than 3 years ago
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Italy Votes To Abandon Nuclear Power

SBrach Re:Absolutely (848 comments)

What? So in a population of 10 people; one has an IQ of 50, 8 have an IQ of 100, and 1 has an IQ of 150. What percentage of people are below average intelligence? How many are below mean intelligence (hint: see previous question).

more than 3 years ago
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Italy Votes To Abandon Nuclear Power

SBrach Re:The US did this in the 1970's (848 comments)

Not true at all

So if they had a Gen II plant this wouldn't have happened? Why don't they have a Gen II (or III) reactor?

more than 3 years ago
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Tesla Sues BBC's Top Gear For Libel

SBrach Re:FIRST LAWSUIT! (547 comments)

The show has 350million viewers worldwide making it one of the, if not THE, most watched shows in the world.

If they pretended it ran out of charge so they could visual demonstrate that if you run out of charge you need to get a tow rather than a 5 gallon gas can, that's acceptable. If they said the brakes broke and they didn't, that's unacceptable.

more than 3 years ago
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Stopping the Horror of 'Reply All'

SBrach Re:Tales of old. (256 comments)

Please remove me from this distribution list.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Hints At Theora Lawsuit

SBrach Re:The bottom line (686 comments)

I can, but that's because I'm not a penniless hippie.

more than 4 years ago
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HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Market

SBrach Re:Assumptions? (952 comments)

Well 3 years ago I wanted to buy a 24" monitor, all were 1920x1200. I ended up settling for a 22" at 1680x1050 due to price. Yesterday I went to the store and low and behold, the highest resolution I could find from 23"-28" was 1920x1080. So I bought a 27" LG that looked decent but when I got it home and hopped on slashdot the text looked like shit. 1920x1080 is not good enough for a 27" display to be used with a PC. So I took it back and got the Asus 25.5" I am using right now. I didn't notice it the first time but it is one of the few monitors left that are over 1080p. 1920x1200 is decent enough at 25". The only other monitors over 1080p that I have seen are 30" @ 2560x1600. Unfortunately they start around $800 more than this Asus. We have definitely gone backwards.

more than 4 years ago
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US Changes How Air Travelers Are Screened

SBrach Re:Are fingerprints still required? (260 comments)

Name one other context where the authorities take fingerprints. Hm? Kinda hard, isn't it? Or maybe your standards are just way too low for your own good.

- Buying a machine gun
- Getting a concealed carry permit
- UK requires fingerprints for passports
- Getting a job as a teacher
- Getting a job as a firefighter
- Getting a job as a cop
- Getting a job at a daycare

You are only treated like a criminal when you are arrested, that is your fingerprints go on file at the FBI CJIS. When you get a criminal background check as a visitor of the US or as a resident applying for a job you are not treated like a criminal because once they have compared your fingerprints to the CJIS database and found no matches they are required by law to destroy the copy of your fingerprints they took.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Summoned To Fix Prius Problems

SBrach Re:So... (380 comments)

Yes. Toyota decided the least convoluted way of admitting to software issues was to have a government agency of a foreign country (NHTSA) call in another agency (NASA) to look for software bugs as part of that foreign country's investigation into the matter.

more than 4 years ago
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House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

SBrach Re:health insurance is like auto insurance now (2424 comments)

In this economy my company's HR dept. has started accepting unemployment statements as work history. 2 years ago a 6 month gap would leave you unhireable.

more than 4 years ago
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House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

SBrach Re:health insurance is like auto insurance now (2424 comments)

Unfortunately, if the last decade is any indicator, they will just try to top the dems. spending like it's a contest to see who can ruin the country the fastest.

more than 4 years ago

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